I work full time for a Heath care provider as an Analyst . Its an office job ( as against a field one ).
I had 3 injuries in the same area - the last one being a car accident and my Dr after seeing me suggested I need to totally keep of flexing movements of my knee jt. for good bit of time and suggested that I work from home for a few months. Not sure if my company will accommodate me. They have a lot of FT telecommuters. In past , I took some freedom to telecommute because it was snowing ( 1 ft snow ) and I injured my back. I have a manager who is more concerned if I come regularly to office - daily rather than my work itself. He thinks this is a govt office where people work for benefits & work itself does not matter and so this has been used as an excuse to give me bad reviews in preparation of a layoff. My Question is what are my legal ops here. Is there a higher authority outisde my company to whom I can report this if they deny my request.
'Reasonable accommodations' law is very complex and it involves an intertwining of the actual facts with 'the law' (fyi, 'the law' includes federal and state law and sometimes multi-state law). For this issue, I urge you to choose and confer privately with a qualified & very well exp'd att'y at this time so she can provide you with guidance and formal legal advice. In my work practice (which is on many years), an employee mad seek me out because he/she is worried 'something bad is going to happen'. I provide detailed counsel, typically over a period of time (as the situation unfolds). As a principle, I always prefer a person with a legal problem seek appropriate assistance and guidance as early in the problem as possible.
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